Advances in dairy Research

Advances in dairy Research
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ISSN: 2329-888X

Sisay Fikru

Sisay Fikru
Collage Dry Land Agriculture,
Po. Box 1020 Jig-jiga

  • Research Article
    Assessment of Cattle Fattening and Marketing Practice in Harshin District of Somali Regional State, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Sisay FikruSisay Fikru

    The study was carried out in Harshin woreda, Fafan zone on the cattle fattening practice and marketing system to assess cattle fattening practice and marketing system in three kabeles of the study area. 84.4% and 15.6% respondents were male and female, respectively. The average age of the respondents was found to be 39.5 out of which 55.6%, 33.3% and 11.1% were illiterate, able to read and write and primary school, respectively. The overall mean for family size house hold was 5.73 persons per household and average holding of cattle, sheep, goat, and poultry were found to be 9.08, 3.51, 1.20 and 6.17, respectively. The majority (52%) of the farmers prefer to fatten steer than bulls. the major feeds given for the fattening cattle, is natural pasture (62%), grain by product (16%) and crop residues (22%) and water sources identified in woreda were wells (73%), ponds (20%), and lakes (7%). Th.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000137

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